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  • Listening to: The TV (my father never stays on one station)
  • Reading: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Eating: A Cherry Turnover
  • Drinking: Water
Been busy, fellow deviants!

The semester was very stressful.  My family has fallen are economically hard times (as many are these days).  As a result, my school work ethic suffered.  I had to withdraw from a class I needed to take in order to student teach in the spring.  As you might expect, due to the fact that I have not passed said class, I cannot student teacher this up-and-coming semester.  Instead I am retaking the class I withdrew from as a course by special arrangement.  I had the support of two great professors who helped me to clearly see my options.  They told I could continue in the course I was struggling in, but the highest grade I could get would be a B-, and that would have been if I had gotten a perfect on all the remaining assignments.  I did not believe that was possible, thus the withdrawl.  Those same professors helped me to set up my course by special arrangement.  They are both good friends and mentors.  I am delighted to have a one-on-one learning experience with one of those said professors.  

Although withdrawing from that class was a heartbreak as it pushes my graduation date back a semester, there is a good thing about this turn of events.  In order to maintain my financial aid (which is very much needed), I needed to have a set number of semester hours.  Just taking one course by special arrangement would not meet the requirement, so I had to choose another class.  There were several options I considered.  I ended up choosing a painting class, since I wanted a relaxed studio setting.  I have not painted since high school, so I am little apprehensive.  The art professor at my university suggested I work in oils, so expect me to be posting some oil painting in the near future!

Some side notes:
- I attended Teslacon II, a steampunk convention located in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was amazingly good.  I highly recommend it.  Tickets are still available for Teslacon III.  Get them while they are hot--they sold out extremely quick last year!
- I am on Pottermore.  Although I am not entirely active, I am always looking for friends.  My username is ElmProphecy92.
- The reason why my current mood is "shitty" is because I am sick with a cold right now.  Just thought I would explain that... >_>

All in all, happy new year!

Journal History


Kirsten M. Rasmussen
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Illinois, USA
Favourite genre of music: I listen to almost anything
Favourite style of art: Manga, Art Nouveau, Classical
MP3 player of choice: Never had one...
Wallpaper of choice: Currently nature-inspired
Favourite cartoon character: Kodama
Personal Quote: Live as though you will die today. Learn as though you will live forever.


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Onyx-Philomel Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you for your appreciation.

The Spectator by Onyx-Philomel

Piasecka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Thank you for the :+fav: :aww:.
:huggle: :heart:
amadiz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Artist
Hello, dear!

Thank you for the watch! 
We look forward to seeing you in the comments of the our gallery. 

Best regards,
Amadiz Studio.
MissusJakabok Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!!! :huggle: :love:

Sarah Williams by MissusJakabok
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
PepstarsWorld Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional Artist
Thank you for the fave of my Iplehouse Ashanti DD! :hug:
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
:wave: thank you very much for the :+fav: ninja turtle
Amarna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the fav :)
JuhaniViitanen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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